Padua, the city of Saint Anthony, is a modern and lively city that combines historical-cultural heritage, centuries-old traditions, faith, and well-being.
The picturesque Veneto city is located in the heart of the Po Valley, in a privileged position in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and Verona. Just outside the city are the great green lungs of the Euganean Hills (Colli Euganei) and the center of one of the largest spas in Europe, the Euganean Spas (Terme Euganee).
Padua is a city of art, rich in culture. From Giotto to Donatello, Petrarch to Galileo, Padua has been host to the greatest artists and scientists, making it a temple of knowledge and beauty. Its ancient history breathes through the architectural miracles of the middle ages, the legacy of the famous University, and the charm of the aristocratic villas, arcaded streets, and squares.
Padua is twice listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List: for its Botanical Garden, the oldest academic garden in the world, and the fourteenth-century fresco cycles, a museum widespread in eight civic and holy sites in Padua under the Padova Urbs Picta guardianship.
Padua has an outstanding tourism offer that embodies many of the virtues of Veneto: arts, history, and nature. …read more
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Upcoming events, Padua
Caffè Pedrocchi: free guided tour Caffè Pedrocchi • Padua
MESTIERI A PADOVA – il lavoro artigiano oggi Palazzo Moroni • Padua
LiveACT: “Romeo e Giulietta. Una storia di banditi.” Centro Culturale Aldo Rossi • Borgoricco
The Market of Villa Roberti Villa Roberti • Brugine
OMERTA’ Villa Roberti • Brugine
Musica Liquida: Joe Stray Teatro Benetollo Spazio Gershwin • Padua
LiveAct: “Faust” Centro Culturale Aldo Rossi • Borgoricco
SO' SHEMI Teatro Ai Colli • Padua
What to visit
Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the symbols of modern Padua, a café with historical prominence recognized for its coffee and good food
PaduaPrato della Valle
Prato della Valle in Padua is one of the most spectacular squares in the world and, with its 90,000 square meters, is one of the largest in Europe.
PaduaBasilica of Saint Anthony
One of the most famous and visited sanctuaries in the world and a testament of art decorated by Giotto, Giusto de' Menabuoi, Altichiero da Zevio, and Jacopo Avanzi
PaduaBotanical Garden of Padua
The oldest Heritage Garden in the world, home to over 6,000 different plant specimens and the futuristic Garden of Biodiversity
PaduaBasilica of Santa Giustina
The Paduan Basilica is one of the largest churches in the Christian world and one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance architecture.
The Scrovegni Chapel houses one of the most outstanding masterpieces of figurative art of all time, the complete fresco cycle created by Giotto
PaduaThe Astronomical Clock Tower
Torre dell'Orologio is a medieval clock tower which rises between the Piazza del Capitaniato and Piazza dei Signori, representing one of the symbols of the Carrarese era in Padua.
PaduaPalazzo della Ragione
A true miracle of architectural audacity and an impressive collection of fourteenth-century mural paintings, the only secular and civil commission executed by Giotto in Padua